Saturday, 26 March 2016

10 Cool Internet Easter Eggs (Part 6)

Bruce Wayne's alter ego, junk food, and Antipodean chauffeured penguins

It's that time of year once again when I take a look at a selection of Easter eggs and hidden features found on various websites around the internet...

1) Hidden Dinosaur Game in Google Chrome

Google have included a hidden Dinosaur game in Google Chrome.
Google have definitely got a sense of fun because they've created a lot of hidden internet Easter eggs over the years.  It should come as little surprise then to learn that they've also included a hidden Easter egg in Google Chrome.

If you attempt to access a webpage while offline you'll receive the message, "Google Chrome can't display the webpage because your computer isn't connected to the internet," and this message will be accompanied by a stick figure dinosaur.  If you then press 'space' a game will commence where you control the dinosaur and have to jump over cacti and other obstacles to aim for the hightest score possible.

If you use Google Chrome then give it a try, but read the rest of this blog post first, as you need to be offline for the game to work!

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Smiley Faces In Things

"A smile is the prettiest thing you can wear."

One word which I recently discovered and which I really like is the word 'pareidolia'.  It sounds like some weird medical condition, but in actual fact pareidolia is simply the phenomenon of seeing faces (or other items) in everyday objects and patterns.  I've decided to make pareidolia the theme for this week's blog post, and as tomorrow is International Day Of Happiness I thought it would be appropriate to combine the two and feature a selection of happy smiley faces found in everyday objects!

1) Smiley face beer!

First up is a smiley face which randomly appeared in the froth on a pint of lager.  Appropriately enough, the smiley face actually even looks a little bit tipsy, or perhaps that's just pareidolia playing tricks with my brain.

Smiley face beer.

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Murray Walker Quotes (Part 2)

A collection of 'Murrayisms' as a tribute to a formula 1 commentating legend.

'If' is F1 spelt backwards...
Next weekend sees the start of a new formula 1 season, so to celebrate here's another round-up of classic quotes from the former voice of formula 1 and one of my all-time favourite sports commentators, Murray Walker.

1) "This is an interesting circuit because it has inclines, and not just up but down as well!"
...Unless describing the Penrose stairs, you would generally expect this to be the case.

2) "I make no apologies for their absence.  I'm sorry they're not here."

3) "Andrea de Cesaris, the man who has won more Grand Prix than anyone else without actually winning one of them."

Saturday, 5 March 2016

An Idiot Abroad Quotes

The logic and wisdom of Karl Pilkington.

"Wow!  Look at that old ice!"
From time to time on the Charles Fudgemuffin blog I feature book reviews, and one book which I thoroughly enjoyed was An Idiot Abroad 2 by Karl Pilkington.  The sense of humour will probably appeal to some people more than others, so rather than review the book, I thought I would sum it up with a selection of quotes which illustrate the logic and wisdom of Karl Pilkington…

Street entertainers...
1) "I’ve always found it odd how tourists take photographs of mime artists. Everyone looks like a mime in a photo."

2) “He was telling me that some of these glaciers are millions of years old, but I can’t get excited about old ice. Ice is ice. You never see someone on Antiques Roadshow turning up with a block of ice for a reason.”

3) “I can’t imagine if the question on Family Fortunes was ‘What would you like to do before you die?’ that ‘Touch some old ice’ would be a top answer.”

About The Author

The 'How To Save The World' books
by Charles Fudgemuffin
Charles Fudgemuffin is the author of the alien comedy 'How To Save The World' books which are available for Kindle from Amazon.  The first book in the series is available from the following link:
How To Save The World: An Alien Comedy

As with all Kindle books, you can also download a free sample of the first few chapters.

Please note, the 'How To Save The World' books contain material suitable for ages 18+ and are not recommended for prudes or squares.